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Jim and Julie Sisk co-anchor our full morning coverage on "Good Morning Quad Cities" and the one-hour midday broadcast, "News 8 at 11".

Jim, Julie, and meteorologist James Zahara have been together on "Good Morning Quad Cities" since 2006.

Before coming to mornings, Jim was the anchor and producer of "News 8 at 6:30" and a reporter for "News 8 at 10". He's also anchored the 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts, the weekend broadcasts, and was a reporter on the streets when he joined the WQAD News 8 team in 1995.

Jim is also the host of "The Cities", a weekly half-hour public affairs program seen on WQPT-TV, the Quad Cities PBS station.

Before coming to the Quad Cities, Jim worked at WWMT-TV in Kalamazoo, Michigan as an anchor and reporter for six years. Prior to that, Jim was an anchor and reporter for seven years at WEAU-TV in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

He got his start in radio in 1978 at WFON-FM in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. He later joined WAXX/WAYY Radio Stations in Eau Claire, Wisconsin where he would start as an overnight Country music announcer before working in the station's radio news department as a reporter and anchor.

Jim is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire School of Journalism. He's received numerous reporting awards from Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan. His long-form reporting earned him first place awards with the Iowa Associated Press, the Iowa Broadcast News Association, and the Illinois News Broadcasters Association.

Jim has been president of the Iowa Broadcast News Association ( and is a past president of the Northwest Broadcast News Association (, an organization serving broadcast journalists in six Midwestern states.

Recent Articles
  • Tasty Welcome: GMQC Welcomes Eric with Morning Pizza

    “Good Morning Quad City’s” new meteorologist Eric Sorensen is getting a tasty welcome to the Quad Cities with a slice of original pizza. Thursday, that included both Happy Joe’s taco pizza and its breakfast pizza.  It was delivered by Moline store operator Richard Hennings. And Eric even shared!

  • Chef Scott: Eggs Benedict

    There are some meals that intimidate. Sure you love them, but you worry about the process of making them. “Who doesn’t like Eggs Benedict?” asks Chef Brad Scott, the head of Scott Community College’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Center. “Some times people get a little afraid of the Hollandaise.” But he’s come up with a recipe that virtually foolproof. “We’re going to make a no fault Hollandaise today so let’s get started.” 1. Add 3 tbsp mayonaise to a […]

  • Chef Scott: Pepper Steak

    Simplicity is the watchword in many kitchens and that suits Chef Brad Scott just fine. “Two of my favorite things: one pan cooking and low cost meals,” says Chef Scott, the head of Scott Community College’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Center in Bettendorf. “I have some left over steak and some fresh peppers.   Let’s get started.” 1. Add 3 tbsp of Chef’s butter (a 50/50 combination of butter and margarine) to a hot skillet 2. Add 3 oz of […]

  • Pay It Forward: Stepping Up to Fight Cancer

    Sometimes you have to drag a person outdoors from their office to give them a true surprise.  And that’s what we did: surprising Marie Rossmann, one of the guiding forces behind Jackson County’s annual “Relay for Life” in Maquoketa. “I’m presenting you with 300-dollars to ‘Pay It Forward’,” said nominator Connie Bonne who wrote to us and suggested her friend receive the cash donation from News 8 and Ascentra Credit Union. “You’ve done so much for some many people. Connie […]

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    Investment adviser Phil Kassewitz says markets are in record territory but this week might be a quiet one

  • Chef Scott: Grilling with Bacon

    Our Chef wants to make your love of bacon a special treat on the grill this summer!

  • Pay It Forward: Helping the Homeless

    Our "Pay It Forward" recipient vows to help people others have forgotten by living with them while trying to help them better their lives.

  • Pay It Forward: Chelsea’s Blog

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  • Deere Announces 2nd Quarter Earnings Drop

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    Dow Sets Record, Deere to Report this Week

    Stock market hits new high but there could be some "profit taking" just around the horizon for Quad City investors


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